Aaro

I came up with the idea of my first tattoo when I was 16 years old. Back then I wanted to get the tattoo on my forearm, and it would’ve been much smaller and made with black ink only. Eventually, I decided to get the tattoo on my chest, and instead of getting a small … Continue reading Aaro

Riina

I got my first tattoo when I was 18 years old and still living in my hometown Hyvinkää. I noticed that there was a new tattoo artist in the neighbouring town, Riihimäki, and since I thought her artwork looked nice, I decided to book an appointment. I had a cool plan about a big lotus … Continue reading Riina

Noora

I got my first tattoos at a young age: the first one when I was 13, the second one when I was 14 years old. My very first tattoo was a black widow spider on my shoulder blade. I got the tattoo together with my best friend after my dad gave me permission. The pain … Continue reading Noora

Laura S.

My first tattoo was made when I was 18 or 19 years old. I wanted to get my first tattoo on a place where it could be easily hidden, so I got it on my shoulder blade. During the years, the tattoo has been fixed twice. At first, it was just black and grey, but … Continue reading Laura S.

Henri

My first tattoo is the hawk on my left shoulder. Before I got the tattoo, I spent lots of time thinking about its message. Finally, I ended up on a hawk theme. I got this tattoo about six years ago. The hawk is related to my past. I got bullied at school, and during middle … Continue reading Henri

Anette

I’m currently 22 years old, and I have 23 tattoos at this point, so I’ve been getting tattoos at a good pace. I had my first tattoo couple of weeks before I turned 18. It’s a tattoo of Lake Inari, and the X marks my home. I knew since the beginning that I would get … Continue reading Anette

Elisabet (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Kiinnostuin todella paljon vaihtoehtoisesta ulkonäöstä joskus teini-iän tienoilla. Tiettyyn ikään asti olin hyvin tavallinen, vaaleatukkainen tyttö, mutta sitten iski päälle vastarinta, ja halusin alkaa ilmaista itseäni paremmin ulkonäköni avulla. Kehonmuokkaus kiehtoi minua ajatuksena, mutta koska en kuitenkaan tahtonut itselleni kovin rajuja kehonmuokkauksia, aloin hankkia lävistyksiä. Tatuoinnit puolestaan tuntuivat luonnolliselta jatkumolta lävistyksille. Ensimmäisen tatuoinnin otin 18-vuotislahjaksi … Continue reading Elisabet (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Jessi

I guess I got the idea of getting tattoos while I was still in middle school. I admired tattooed people and felt that tattoos might be an essential part of my own style as well. One of the people that I admired was my tattooed aunt. She’s always been one of my greatest role models. … Continue reading Jessi

Minerva

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been interested in Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythologies. I still remember the feeling when we began to study those things at school, especially the myths like how Pallas Athene was born through Zeus’ forehead – the whole world of stories really swept me off my feet. From the … Continue reading Minerva